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the Nation’s need.  Every emergency that 130 years of momentous history has developed—­the terrible strain of war, the harrassing problems of peace—­representative government has been equal to them all.  Not once has it broken down.  Not one issue has it failed to solve.  And long after the shallow substitutes that are now proposed for it shall have been forgotten, representative government “will be doing business at the old stand,” will be solving the problems of the future as it met the issues of the past, with courage and wisdom and justice, giving to the great Republic that government “of the people, for the people, and by the people” which is the assurance that it “shall not perish from the earth.”

APPENDIX V

QUESTIONS WITH SUGGESTED ISSUES AND

BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY

Below are several questions with issues suggested which should bring about a “head on” debate.  They should be useful at the beginning of debating work or when time for preparation is somewhat limited.  A brief bibliography is in each case appended.

“THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE SHOULD BE GRANTED TO WOMAN”

Affirmative

  I. Woman wants the ballot.

  II.  Woman is capable of using the ballot wisely.

  III.  Where woman has had the ballot, the results have been beneficial
  to the state.

Negative

  I. A majority of women do not want the ballot.

  II.  Woman is incapable of using the ballot wisely.

  III.  A benefit has not resulted in those states which have given woman
  the right to vote.

BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Success of Woman’s Suffrage,” Independent, LXXIII, 334-35 (August 8, 1912).

“Suffrage Danger,” Living Age, CCLXXIV, 330-35 (August 10, 1912).

“Teaching Violence to Women,” Century, LXXXIV, 151-53 (May, 1912).

“Violence in Woman’s Suffrage Movement:  A Disapproval of the Militant Policy,” Century, LXXXV, 148-49 (November, 1912).

“Violence and Votes,” Independent, LXXII, 1416-19 (June 27 1912).

“Votes for Women,” Harper’s Weekly, LVI, 6 (September 21, 1912).

“Votes for Women,” Harper’s Bazaar XLVI, 47, 148 (January, March, 1912).

“Votes for Women and Other Votes,” Survey, XXVIII, 367-78 (June 1, 10.12).

“What Is the Truth about Woman’s Suffrage?” Ladies’ Home Journal, XXIX, 24 (October, 1912).

“Why I Want Woman’s Suffrage,” Collier’s, XLVIII, 18 (March 16, 1912).

“Why I Went into Suffrage Work,” Harper’s Bazaar, XLVI, 440 (September, 1912).

“Woman and the State,” Forum, XLVIII, 394-408 (October 1912).

“Woman and the Suffrage,” Harper’s Weekly, LVI, 6 (August 17, 1912).

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